Waxahachie Independent School District

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Waxahachie Independent School District
Waxahachie, Texas
United States of America
District information
TypePublic, Independent school district
Motto"Excellence in Education"
GradesPrekindergarden - 12th grade
SuperintendentDr. Bonny Cain
Governing agencyTexas Education Agency
District ID4844730[1]
Students and staff
Other information

The Waxahachie Independent School District is a public school district located in Waxahachie, Texas, a suburban community serving as the county seat for Ellis County which adjoins Dallas County to the north. Waxahachie ISD is a district of approximately 8,500 students [3] structured in seventeen campuses: 10 elementary school campuses, 3 junior high campuses, 3 high school campuses and 1 alternative learning campus. WISD offers several CTSO's to its students including FFA, Skills USA and TSA.

In 2012-13 and 2013–14, the school district and all campuses received the highest Texas Education Agency accountability rating of "Met Standard." [4] In 2014, the NAMM Foundation awarded the district a Best Communities for Music Education designation, one of only 376 districts to receive the prestigious award.[5]

Schools & Facilities[edit]

High schools[edit]

Junior high schools[edit]

  • Grades 6-8
    • Coleman Junior High
    • Finley Junior High
    • Howard Junior High

Elementary schools[edit]

  • Grades K-5
    • Clift Elementary
    • Dunaway Elementary
    • Felty Elementary
    • Marvin Elementary
    • North Grove Elementary (Scheduled to open in 2020)
    • Northside Elementary
    • Shackelford Elementary
    • Wedgeworth Elementary
    • Wilemon Elementary
  • Pre-kindergarten
    • Turner Pre-Kindergarten Academy]]




STAAR - Percent at Level II Satisfactory Standard or Above (Sum of All Grades Tested)[2]
Subject Waxahachie ISD Region 10 State of Texas
Reading 79% 74% 73%
Mathematics 83% 77% 76%
Writing 75% 71% 69%
Science 81% 80% 79%
Soc. Studies 77% 80% 77%
All Tests 80% 76% 75%

Students in Waxahachie typically outperform local region and statewide averages on standardized tests. In 2015-2016 State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) results, 80% of students in Waxahachie ISD met Level II Satisfactory standards, compared with 76% in Region 10 and 75% in the state of Texas.[2] The average SAT score of the class of 2015 was 1476, and the average ACT score was 22.6.[2]


In the 2015-2016 school year, the school district had a total of 8,107 students, ranging from early childhood education and pre-kindergarten through grade 12. The class of 2015 included 545 graduates; the annual drop-out rate across grades 9-12 was 2.2%.[2]

As of the 2015-2016 school year, the ethnic distribution of the school district was 49.7% White, 34.8% Hispanic, 11.8% African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.4% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2.7% from two or more races. Economically disadvantaged students made up 47.1% of the student body.[2]


  1. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Waxahachie Isd". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "2015-16 Texas Academic Performance Report, WAXAHACHIE ISD". Texas Education Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  3. ^ http://www.wisd.org/defaultaspx?name=ABUS_homepage
  4. ^ ritter.tea.state.tx.us/perfreport/account/2014/index.html
  5. ^ http://www.nammfoundation.org/community/2014-bcme-results

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